(Mayville) The city of Mayville will not offer a new contract for EMS services to the village of Kekoskee. Earlier this month the city offered a one-year contract totaling $7,150 dollars along with the services of three ambulances but only if the village agreed to two stipulations: a stay in zoning and land splits.
Mayville is seeking to protect their borders from zoning changes that could be made without say from the city. This all stems from the recent approval by the state Department of Administration to merge the village with the Town of Williamstown. The entity will be renamed the village of Williamstown giving the area ‘home rule.’ That means the new village would be equal to the city of Mayville when it comes to, among other things, annexing land.
On Tuesday, the Kekoskee Village Board tabled discussions on the EMS contract saying the stipulations gave the city too much authority and instead asked for a new offer by Thursday.
Following the request for a new offer, the Mayville Common Council met in closed session Wednesday night. Mayor Rob Boelk tells us that the city of Mayville will not counter the village’s rejection of their contract with a new offer.
Mayville’s EMS offer was the only one submitted for review by the village board. The city is appealing the state’s decision to merge Kekoskee and Williamstown and hearing on the matter is scheduled for January 8.